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IIKI) CLOU I), NEBHA8KA.
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY.
Paul C. Piiaukh
One yoar II w
lxmontlu , 50
Knterod at tno pout omco at Kod Cloud, Nab, at
Furnished on nppllcntlon.
TELEPHONE, SEVEN - TWO
Don't forgot (Into ono week from
next Tuesday in election day.
It is said that Uio ultornoys for
Frntik Duiker nro making it hard light
for tlio passage of the anti-capital
punishment bill In tliu hoiio of saving
Horrors I It has just been discover
ed that cusoarots are poisonous. A
child died at Plattsmouth this week
after having eaten fifteen of them, an
analysis showing that the cascarets
contain quite a percentage of strych
nine. Is thero anyone who is gullible
enough to believe that tho railroads
would be as liberal as thoy are in
handing out passes to legislators, law
yers and politic! his did they not ex
pect and receive valuable services in
General Kuropatkin has shown hini-f-olf
to bo a greater man than his one
mies in Russian olllcial circles. Hav
ing been deposed from tho command
of the army in Manchuria, boingsuper
soded by Llnevitch, ho has been up
pointed to command the hitler's old
corps, tho llrst army, and has accepted
the same with (hanks. It is generally
conceded that Kuropatkin is the best
soldier and strategist in tho Hussion
army, despite his many defeats.
Tho bill designed to do1 away with
elections in odd years has been re
Prtod to tho houso and will bo acted
upon today. Wo bono to seo it pti-v,
as it will greatly reduce tho expense
of elections and otherwise bo of great
benellt to tho taxpayers, and olllco
holders themselves The bill provides
for four-year terms for county olllcos
and would do away with tho strife) and
turmoil incident to olllcers spoking n
Tho city uiuv i . ,
J "urn I, vdulf from
next Tuesday, and thero promises to
be a lively contest for tho offices Tt
is understood the ticket nominated at
tho mass meeting Saturday night will
stand on an anti-municipal electric
light plant platform. Tho majority
or tho present city administration is in
fuvor of municipal ownership, and
thero is little doubt that tho tickot
nominated at tlio Republican conven
tion last week, which makes but ono
change in tho city council, vdll bo
elected by a good majority.
Tho bill providing that tho governor
shall 11 x the date for tho execution or
tho death .sentence upon persons con
victed of murder passed tho senate on
Tuesday Should the bill become a
law it will practically do away with
capital punishment in NobVasIca, as it
has in Kansas. Since tlio Kansas leg
islnture passed a similar law several
years xgo, no governor has over set a
date for a hanging, and tlio death sen
tence in that state virtually means
life imprisonment, unless a governor
can be found who docs not rear to
take tho responsibility
In order to got tho sontinient or tho
citizens on tho electric light question
n mass meeting should bo called for
sonio timo next week, in lino with tho
resolution adopted at tho city Ropub
lican convention. It is only just and
fair to both tho citizens and tho can
didatos for otllco that each should
know what to oxpect. If tho majority
of tlio taxpayers favor tlio issuing of'becatno violent, nnd, boarding an
bonds for the purposo of building ,,,i ' empty car, turned on the motor pow-
, ' er. The ear started down the street
maintaining an electric ngnung pmi
by tlio city, itioy should know what
candidates to support A mass meet
ing, to bo addressed by tlio candidates
and by the leading taxpayors of tho
city, would como nearer revealing tho
real sentiments of tho pooplo in tlio
mattor than other method This
should bo dono before the city election
is hold, so that no ono will have cause
for complaint when the quasi inn comes
up for consideration before the city
There is no parallel whatever be
tween tlio railway transportation is
sued to newspaper men and that given
to legislators, lawyers and politicians.
The newspaper man gets his transpor
tation in exchange Tor advertising
excursions, low rates, etc Hut what
do tho legislators lawyers and politi
cians give in exchange for their pars
es? Something which costs them
nothing, and is not theirs to give tlio
rights of the producers and shippers
among the common classes to have
something to say about what freight
rates shall he. Tho legislates, as a
rule, aro pledged to protect these
rights, yet thoy willfully surrender
them to tho railroads for tho privilege
of riding froo of cost over ho railroad
lines. It would lie a godsend to the
great majority of pooplo wero the pass
system abolished. Tho railroads could
carry passengers at one-half the rates
now charged if thoy could get rid of
the pass barnacle.
NEWS 0E NEBHASKA.
Voting Man lc Accidentally Killed.
Norfolk, Nob.. March 21. The acci
dental discharge of a gun at Oakihile
killed Frank Overshow, aged twenty
three. Cattle Thieves Are Sentenced.
Sidney, Nob., March 21. Herbert
Anderson and Kirk Duncan wero con
victed of cattle stealing and were
sentenced to tho penitentiary for
three years. The conviction of tho
cattle thieves la this county Is the
first for a number of years and tht
people feel that a new era has dawned
upon them, the stock business being
one of the principal industries of the
Calves Dle From Strange Oisuauc.
Nebraska City, Nob., March 2i.
Sain Overton has lost a number of
calves during the past few drys from
a disease which resembles hydtupho
bin. The animals die a few hours
after the disease becomes noticeable.
A short time before tlu'y die they be
come crazed and run Into finccs or
anything which happens to be in their
path. Mr. Overton cannot oxphin
tho cause or origin of the disease.
Trains Collide at Crossing.
Beatrice, Neb., March 21. Hurllns
ton passtn-o,. t,ain x0 jS and an ex
tra Rock Island freight collided at
tho crossing of the two roads near
hero. The tw,. -nvUxw woro (lpmol.
lulled and tho track torn up tor nrrtr
feet. Engineer Hickcy and Fireman
Pearnian of tho freight were severe
ly, but probably not ratally, injured.
The passengers escaped with a bad
shaking up. Both lines were blocked
Nebraska Senate Passes Cady Bill.
Lincoln, March 22. Tlio senate, by
a vote of 24 to 4, passed the Cady hill
providing for the creation of a slate
railroad conunisslo'i. composed of the
state auditor, treasurer and land com
missioner. The senate reconsidered
tho vote of last week which defeated
tho anti-capita! punishment bill, and
passed the measure. It Imposes upon
the governor the duty of naming
dates for executions. It is palmed
after the Kansas law and alius to do
away with capital punishment.
Stiles for Head Consul.
Omaha, March It!. About 175 dele
gates were In attendance at tin morn
ing meeting of tho head camp Juris
diction A. Tho entire forenoon was
dovoted to the election of olllcers for
tho ensuing two years, which resulted
ns follows: Knrle It. Stiles of Omaha,
( head consul; J. Lecrone of Ken-
nam, Neb., adviser; J. D. F. Dudley of
Arkansas City, Kan., banker; N. II.
WnlfY nf Tnnnkn U"ti ,,l.i,.t.. II T
. ...... v.. -"I'v-uu, .... hviii, n, .u.
Colo or Crete, Neb., escort; J. L.
Houchin of Omaha, Neb., watchman;
C. G. Prlschman of Crete, Neb., escort.
MANIAC STEALS TROLLEY CAR.
Grasps Live Wire In Contest With lm
inary Enemy at Omaha.
Omaha, March 17. A maniac, a
motor car, and a live trolley wire
were tho principals ,n a drama here.
Tho madman, who had boon hanging
aroun.l tho now car barn, suddenly
B 8hort u8tnnco ran on lne ..y,.. nnd
off the end of tho track in the soft
mud. The enr barn employes cap
tured tho man after a fight, In which
several of them received severe
bruises. Breaking from them with n
shriek, ho rushed back to the barn,
climbed to tho top of one of tho cars,
nnd grappled with an Imaginary ene
my. Suddenly, with n hoarse cry, ho
grabbed the trolley pole with ono
hand, nnd, reaching up, laid hold of
the live wire. The shock rendered
him uncoiMrious for a few minutes.
Ho soon rallied and was starting out
again, when ho was overpowered and
taken to tho police station. Ho gnve
his name ns Ed Mallott and his homo
ns VInconnes, nil. He is tho son of a
French pioneer and is a wanderer.
FARMERS GREET CORN SPECIAL.
No Stop Scheduled for One Place, but
Crowd Forces One.
Kearney, Neb., March 20. Tho
Union i'aclllc corn education special
closed a three days' tour of Nebraska
at Kearney. The enthusiasm and in
terest manifested during the entire
trip has been much grentcr than had
been anticipated, oven by the railroad
otllcials. Fifteen counties were vis
ited. Tho crowds nt tho fifty odd
towns have at all times fully occupied
the seating capacity arranged for
them, nnd in many Instances have
been of such proportions as to re
quire tho management to arrango
overllow meetings. The eagerness of
Nebraska farmers to hear the lec
tures was evidenced at one point,
Elba, at which no stop had been
scheduled. When the train reached
that point nearly 500 farmers wero
gathered at tho depot, having antici
pated tlio arrival of the "education
special." The special was a trifle be
hind time, and, In order to not disap
point those whom it was known wero
waiting at other points, the manage
ment felt that It could not make an
exception in this case and Conductor
Kiger was Instructed to start the
train as soon as he had registered.
Just as the special was pulling out of
the little town a sturdy farmer pulled
the bell cord and the train was "held
up" until Professor Brunor nnd Pugs
ley had delivered a fifteen-minute ad
dress. At other towns etpial Interest
wns shown by the fnrmors who were
gathered during the trip. About 1.00U
miles were covered and over 6,000
farmers wero benefited.
Another Court-Martial to Try Captain
on Further Serlou3 Charges.
Fort Niobrara, Neb., March 21.
Tho general court-martial of Captain
George V. Kirkman, Twenty-fifth
United States Infantry, will begin
this afternoon. This will bo the sec
ond court-martial for Captain Klru
man within a mouth. Ills llrst trial
was for "conduct unbecoming an of
ficer and gentleman," the specifica
tions including a number of scandal
ous practices covering a period of
one or nion1 years. Tills has been
suspended pending the arrival of cer
tain testimony from the Philippines
to confirm the theory of the defense
that the captain is Insane, the sus
pension continuing to Mny 10. In
tho meanwhile other matters have de
veloped in the career of Captain Kirk
man that demand .a speedy trial, es
pecially in view of the fact that tho
captain, failing in an attempt at sui
cide, had tendered his resignation
from the army.
The Jagi charges nHnlnst Cajitain
Kirkman reiterate that or "conduct
unbecoming an oillcer and gentleman"
and added thereto aro tho charges of
"scandalous conduct" and "breach or
arrest." with a host of specifications
reciting the career or the dashing
captain during the Inst year or two,
and particularly bearing upon the sui
cide of Mrs. Chandler In Omnha a rew
Magoon for Governor of Canal Zone.
Washington. March 21. In all prob
ability .Judge Charles B. Magoon of
Nebraska, law officer of the Panama
commission, will bo made governor
minister of the canal zone. President
RoosoveU, realizing that Americnn
people will hold his administration re
sponsible for prober" Inn of work, is
determined to reorganize the Panama
commission and to appoint men to
vacancies who will live in Panama
and not draw fat salaries and live In
Washington. Tho president wants
Magoon to go, and Is only waiting to
decide upon another man as one of
tho commission before he makes pub
lic tho composition, or the new com
mission, Thompson Will Go to Mexico.
Washington. March 20. "I am sat
isfied that D. E. Thompson will be
the next ambassador to Mexico," said
Senator Buikett Just as he was about
to leave for Nebraska. "I had a talk
Mth tho president about a number of
matters and Incident to that conver
sation 1 asked tho president If thero
wns any foundation for tho story that
Assistant Secretary Loomis of tho
Btnto department would succeed M.
E. Conger at tho Mexican capital.
Tho presldont replied in so many
woiyls that Thompson would succeed
Conger In September.
When You Buy
buy the best if you want to practice real
economy; there is no article of silver
ware so expensive in the end as depart
mental, hardware, or "general store"
We carry nothing but the very best
Sterling Silver and Silver-plated ware;
stock such as is found only in a first
class jewelry store, and yet our prices
are low, quality considered. We are not
satisfied to make a big per cent on a
single sale, but want the volume-of busi
ness and advertising that comes from
selling good goods cheap.
Nothing more appropriate for
Wedding and Birthday Presents
to JEWELERS AND OPTICIANS. Hi
City Dray and Express Line.
P. W. STUIH&BATCISlt, PROP.
Toods Delivered to any part
CITY AGENTS FOR
H. B. ASHER,
Or tho Kansas City Veter
inary College Olli'eo nt K.
.lohnston's, the Brick Darn.
ALL CALLS PROMPTLY ATTEINUED
RED CLOUD, - - NEB.
At Blue Hill first Tuesday in each
The cjneen" Is truly the
Queen of Incubators, litis a
hyMcm of (lllluMve ventiln
tfnu of Its own. It will hntch
n Iiirgf-r per cent of btrong,
lR'Hllhy clilcks lluiii any an
rliluc with other nysteniH of
V iitllniton Sflifl fnr rnln
I mie. r It's KItEK. QUKEN IKCUDATOK CO..
bax 10, Unfiling!!, Neb.
Red Cloud, Neb.
Clll GAG O
SI. LOUIS and
all points east and
DEN V Eli
SAL'l LAKE C"J
and all point'
THAIN8 I.BAVK AH FOLLOWS!
So, 13. PaHtiuiiRer dnlly for Onerllu
and St. I'ranclB branches. Ox
ford. McCook, Denver nnd all
points west . 7 osa.m
No, 14. Pasfcenger dully for St. Joe,
KntifiHB City, Atohiuon. St.
Louis. Lincoln via Wymore
and all points enM and south 2-io n.rs
So 15. t'aBseiiKer. dally. Denver, all
poiuiH in uoioraao, Utah and
8:05 p. ra
18. Pahsenger. dnlly"for"8t! ' Joe,
aniniBB iuy. AICOISOU, St.
Louis and all points east and
south . . ..10:35 a.m
174. Accommodation. Monday.
wecuicMiny and Frldny.llata
!".';? liT'u. l'nd. Ulack
HIUn nnd all points In the
northwcKt j 3 p m
Sleeping, dining, and reclining chair ram
eats free J on through trains. Tickets sold and
ggago checked to any point In tho United
tRtes or Canada. fcu
I'or Information, tlmo tables, maps nr tlcketi
ll on or nddrPH. A. uonnvor. Agont. Kod
rioud, Nebr. or L. V. Wnkeley. Gwera Pas.
bungei Agent Omaha. Neural
of the city.
as low as the Lowest
,Vlion you are hungry and
Svnnt soinethif,' nice in tho
niont, line, drop into my
niarkot. Wo have the nicest
ind moats, lish, and game
h season. Wo think, nnd
tlmost know, that wo can
)leas.o you. Give us a
rVE WILL DO. YOUR
Call Phone 7f on H2.
IKLLISTER ft ROSS.
kavy Draylnft a Specialty
nralnst Firo.jLiKhtiunB, Cy-
cpnos and Windstorms! see M
JN. e. STANSER,
affontjor tlio Farmers Union Insur
mice fjo., Lincoln, Nob., the beat li
surauio company iu tho s'-te
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